Dec 22 2004

Radio/Podcasting Tips

Transom- A Showcase & Workshop for New Public Radio
Made for public radio, but has great tips and tools from gear to techniques to inspiration. Submit your work and possibly get on NPR.

Radio Diaries: handbook
Written for “audio journalers” but the tips apply to anyone doing their own audio show. I know PodCasting is supposed to by the masses for the masses, but I wish more people would nail down the basics. Poor recording quality is not indie or raw it’s just hard to listen to.

Dec 21 2004

How do I afford my rock and roll lifestyle?

Just picked up a bunch of mics for a steal on Musician’s Friend (I only needed 2, but they gave me 5. Nice.):

$80 AKG D2300S Hand-Held Dynamic Mic Buy One Get Two Free (for field recording/interviews)

$99 MXL MXL 990/991 Recording Mic Package (for home studio recording, and someday perhaps recording my guitar…)

5 mics for under $200. Amazing.

Add some cables and a pop screen and get free shipping.

Update: Also got a Behringer Eurorack UB802 Mixer to power the condenser mics and monitor what’s going on… when I’m in the home studio (closet).